Verdun


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How can I make ericaceous compost more solid?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:47

Morning snowathlete

You garden on limestone ?  The lime content will eventually overwhelm any acid compost you add. 

I would be inclined to use ericaceous  mulch around the acid lovers only and plant only plants suitable for your soil.

What acid lovers are you growing?  Are they in a raised bed?

My soil is neutral and I went through the acid lover phase.  Made raised areas for summer heathers, pieris, andromeda, azaleas, etc.  They did well for couple of years. I used flowers of sulphur to lower acidity and sequestrene.  Now I grow acid lovers in pots, Camelias still in the ground because they are more lime tolerant, and borderline like raspberries and lupins have a couple of sprays of Epsom salts. 

You can grow  dwarf Rhodos, azaleas, etc in pots buried in the ground

2014

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:37

Morning happymarion.

Sorry if it's already been mentioned, but how big is your garden?  What are your favourite plants?  You tidy or messy?  Any philosophy about gardens and gardening?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:32

Rain last night ....expected delphiniums to be damaged a little (they are staked) but they are fine.

Looks super day ....sunlight on sparkling (wet) foliage and flowers.  Looks like the wet weather, remnant from hurricane out west, will miss most of west Cornwall. 

Have happy day folks 

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:39

Indeedy.........bet it won't happen now .  I have this thinking that if flowers are removed just as they start to fade the plant will feel it hasn't flowered and flower again v quickly 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:35

Oh yes i remember now.  Where are my tablets?

Bindweed in lounge

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:33

Bekkie, just tell Ivy ??ou will call the police if she doesnt go home,.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:25

Thanks busy.  Got to get decent camera though.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:22

I do love Dove's imagination.  It's making even me believe I have a log cabin here 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:43

No Bekkie.  Can't do that.  Not all of it.  Only if you insist though!  

 

Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:41

Currently I have a blue amd a nice white with several spikes....

If cut down early when first flowers are beginning to fade, and the same done to second flush a third often occurs in September.  If our summer carries on like this I will be expecting just that.  

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